"Instead of complaining at the way things are, i prefer to imagine the way things could be and invest in that " J.F.Kennedy"
Ecovillages in the media
Ecovillages have featured prominently in two recent distinguished publications. The Worldwatch Institute’s prestigious State of the World Report has the theme ‘Innovations for a Sustainable Economy’ for its 2008 issue. This includes a chapter of Sustainable Communities, with a heavy focus on ecovillages. The current issue of The Ecologist in the UK carries a 6-page feature on ecovillages.
EXAMPLES OF DIFFERENT ECOVILLAGES AND PROJECTS VIA PUBLICATION
GEN International's role is to support the Network's global agenda internationally, to coordinate the activities which are launched across the world, and to assist them in gaining exposure and momentum.
Since June 2001, the GEN International Secretariat has been organized into three Regions, each with its own area of international coordination.
Clickable Map to go the Region's Homepages
|GEN Oceania and Asia
Asia, Australia and the Pacific islands
Contact person: Max Lindegger
59 Crystal Waters
65 Kilcoy Lane
Conondale Qld 4552
Tel. +61 7 5494 4741
Fax +61 7 5494 4578
|Ecovillage Network of the Americas (ENA)
North, Central and South America
Contact person: Linda Joseph
64001 County Road DD
Moffat, CO 81143 USA
Tel./Fax 719 256-5003
Europe, Africa and the Middle East
Contact person: Jonathan Dawson
Findhorn Foundation, The Park
Forres IV36 3TZ
Tel. +(44)-(0)-1309-69244 (Office)
|GEN South East Asia
Contact Person: Jonggon Duangsri
31 Chiangmai - Lamphun Rd.
Chiangmai 50000 Thailand
Tel. +66 53 247374, +66 53 241504
Fax: +66 53 241504
|Contact person: Giovanni Ciarlo
Tel (011) (52-739-395-5077497
Cherry Ave • P.O. Box 811
Watertown, CT 07695 USA
Tel. 860 945-0056
Fax : 860 274-0724
|Contact person: Michael Anderau
Rosa Luxemburgstr. 89
14806 Belzig • Germany
Tel. +49 (0) 33841 44766
Fax. +49 (0) 33841 44768
Ecovillage Network links:
The links with are the examples given on the Guide.
Ananda World Brotherhood Colonies (United States, India, and Assisi, Italy). www.anandacommunity.org & www.yoganandarediscovered.com/jaitruth/skWBC.html & www.anandauniversity.org/curriculum/building.html
Spiritual communities inspired by Paramhansa Yogananda.
The Ark (Communautés de l'Arche). (France, etc.). www.markshep.com/nonviolence/Ark.html & www.markshep.com/nonviolence/#Ark & www.markshep.com/nonviolence/books/Ark.html
Country and spiritual communities founded in the forties by Lanza del Vasto, a Christian disciple of Gandhi. (At last link, full text of a little book: "The Community of the Ark", by Mark Shepard).
The Ark (Communautés de l'Arche). (In French). www.lanzadelvasto.org
The Ark (Communautés de l'Arche): Addresses. www.inti.be/ecotopie/comarche.html
Auroville (South India). www.auroville.org
Blue Heron Farm Intentional Community (Pittsboro, North Carolina). bhfarm.org
Bruderhof Communities. www.bruderhof.org
Cohousing Association of the United States. www.cohousing.org
Cohousing is the modern approach to reclaiming a traditional village lifestyle where rich, intergenerational relationships, cooperation, and sustainability are the norm.
Communautés (Communities). (France, Belgium, etc.). www.inti.be/ecotopie/communau.html
Some communities: The Ark, etc.
Community Bookshelf. store.ic.org/community-bookshelf.html & web.archive.org/web/19990220164151/http://www.crl.com/~eastwind/bookshlf.html
Useful (and often hard to find) books on intentional community, sustainable living and alternative culture.
Dreamtime Village. www.dreamtimevillage.org
East Wind Community (USA). www.eastwind.org
EcoVillage at Ithaca. www.ecovillage.ithaca.ny.us
Edge of Time (UK). www.edgeoftime.co.uk
Books about communal living ("Diggers & Dreamers"), etc.
Global Eco-village Network - GEN. gen.ecovillage.org
Global Eco-village Network - GEN: Search Ecovillages. php.ecovillage.org/php/public/evdir/evsearch.php?lg=1
Database of communities all over the world.
Grishino (Russia). www.grishino.ecology.net.ru
Ecovillage. Shared work, meditation, ecology, etc. In English and Russian.
Magic (Palo Alto, CA). www.ecomagic.org
Meadowdance Community Group (Vermont). www.meadowdance.org
Including articles by Luc Reid: "What is an intentional community?" and, in Resources, "Intentional Community Success Guide". Also, Questions and Answers, etc.
New Creation Christian Community: Links to Christian Communities. www.newcreation.org.uk/nccc/links_index.shtml
Permaculture International: Global Directory. www.permacultureinternational.org/globaldirectory/globaldirectory.htm
Directory of permaculture establishments and ecovillages: Internships, site visits, volunteering...
Plants for a Future (UK): Communities and Eco-villages. www.pfaf.org/links/linksOld1.php#COMM
Redfield Community (England). www.redfieldcommunity.org.uk
Réseau Français des Eco-Villages (France). www.rama.1901.org/ev
Servants of the Cross. www.servant.net
An ecumenical Christian community whose members have pooled their lives for prayer, evangelization and service to the poor in Maine and Haiti.
Sustainable Communities Information (Canada). www.chebucto.ns.ca/Environment/SCN/SCN_home.html
WWW Resources on Alternative and Utopian Communities. faculty.plattsburgh.edu/richard.robbins/legacy/utopia_www_resources.html
Yahoo!: Christian Intentional Communities. dir.yahoo.com/.../Christianity/.../Intentional_Communities
Yahoo!: Intentional Communities. dir.yahoo.com/.../Intentional_Communities
Google Groups: alt.community.intentional - Intentional communities.
Google Groups: alt.co-ops - Cooperatives.
Google Groups: alt.housing.nontrad - Nontraditional housing: Communes, co-housing and alternative living arrangements.
European eco village networks